Safety meetings and communication

  • Required two monthly management meetings, one chaired by the Corporate Safety Director, and one by ownership. Safety topics discussed at both meetings include goals, expectations, any near misses, results, evaluation of trends and compliance to mitigate risk.
  • Promoted a monthly electronic safety bulletin that is available to all employees.

Equipment and training

  • Worked directly with manufacturers to help create leading-edge fall protection. Evaluated current P.P.E and leading-edge fall protection to ensure the best available equipment was in use.
  • Several employees were trained and certified Level 3 “Expert” in 3-D Lift Plan (by A1A Software) to review and pre-plan crane hoisting and provide additional guidance to the field employees.
  • Invested in new personal and large equipment such as ergonomically correct Stand-up guns from Hilti for decking and several rough terrain forklifts to reduce back injuries and minimize climbing on semi-trailers during the unloading process.

Reporting and tracking

  • Utilized an electronic reporting system requiring all foremen and superintendents to submit any safety issues or hazards, including an initial job site visit and a pre-task safety analysis.
  • Established an online database for tracking training certifications to ensure employees are trained for specific tasks they are asked to perform.

Orientation and feedback

  • Created and produced a company-specific safety orientation video required by all employees to be viewed and signed off before starting work.
  • A GAP Analysis was sent to all field employees and management to get internal feedback on areas of improvement for the staff, operations, procedures, and policies. These results generated numerous action items as outlined above.